I can't believe it's only been a week since my last post - we've been so busy round here.
There is only one cow left to calf now, which is good news, but sadly we lost one cow - she prolapsed before giving birth but had seemed fine after she had her calf. She was eight years old so it was a great shame and of course her calf will have to survive by stealing milk from the other cows.
The lambs I am feeding are now penned up outside with a little hut made from a fertilizer drum that they can get into. All the feeding is really exhausting.
Then this afternoon the sheep were giving birth almost too quickly for Jonathan to bring them down (serves him right really because yesterday he was grumbling that nothing was happening). Anyway, I went outside just now and saw this
Two more, who were only born today, have been added. So, now I'm up to five - but at least three of them are used to the bottle now so it's just a matter of putting the holding on the hurdle and they'll feed themselves.
They were all very happy just now skipping around in their pen in the warm sunshine.